Wadjuk Bidi Kaarta Koomba program coverNyoongar history and culture in Kings Park

Take a 'walk on country' through the WA Botanic Garden with Kings Park Education's Nyoongar presenters. This program is designed to help you gain a better understanding of the significance of Kings Park to Nyoongar people, their spirituality and connection to country.

Learn how the traditional six seasons guided movement, food supplies and cultural traditions, and how the environment was used to generate the food, medicines and materials that were needed. This highly engaging and interactive program incorporates language, traditional stories, artefacts and didgeridoo music.

Kings Park Education's Nyoongar Presenters:

Olman Walley
Olman is an established Aboriginal dancer and accomplished didgeridoo player. He formed the Doorum Dancers, a dance and education group which has performed professionally for a number of years. He has performed in Los Angeles and been involved in theatre in Sydney as a dancer, actor and musician. Olman has participated as a dance teacher at Wesley College. He created a series of workshops called the 'Voices of the Wheatbelt Project' working with schools throughout the South West.

John Walley
John is a skilled Aboriginal dancer and accomplished didgeridoo player. He has been involved in the Doorum Dancers, a dance and education group. John has performed in Canada and London. He has been involved in cultural workshops involving schools and communities, and arts workshops. John was also a cultural adviser on plant life for Kings Park at the Chelsea Flower Show in London in 2000.

You may also be interested in a Nyoongar glossary for local Aboriginal words that are used within this website.

Location: Pioneer Women's Memorial Area

Bookings are essential. The walks are provided by external presenters and additional fees apply.

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Visitor reminder

Under BGPA Regulations, an infringement may be issued if the driver of a vehicle does not remain within Kings Park's boundaries.

Flower thefts

We’re calling for help from the people of Perth to catch thieves stealing large quantities of flowers and foliage from Kings Park.

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A feast for the senses

The 2019 Kings Park Festival is here with 30,000 of Western Australia’s famous wildflowers in full bloom across the park and a month-long program of over 100 events and activities.

New volunteer HQ opens

Rain and wind did not dampen the spirits of guests celebrating the opening of Kings Park’s first purpose-built volunteer facility in Kings Park on Friday 30 August.

100 years of honour

Saturday, 3 August 2019, marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of the State’s first Honour Avenue on May Drive on 3 August 1919.

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